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Many words in Spanish and English are similar, but similar words can have very different meanings, so be careful.
pues well, well then
luego later, afterwards; then
nunca never, ever
embargo (sin embargo however, nevertheless)
aun even; still
través (a través de via, through)
junto together (junto, junta, juntos, juntas); junta board, council
pesar (a pesar de in spite of, despite)
tampoco either, neither
Words pronunciation: 0:38 (38s)
If you are talking to Spanish speakers, and you hear them start to say "Bueno, pues…" ('O.K. then…'), you can take that as your cue that they are ready to end the conversation, say good-bye, and move on to whatever else they need to go do. If you hear "sí, pues…" ('yep, right?,' 'yep, that's how it is'), it is more of an indication that you are saying something that they agree with and/or that is not particularly surprising to them or to you.
Most uses of 'nunca' mean 'never,' but because Spanish does not have a clear equivalent for 'ever,' 'nunca' will also appear where you would expect 'ever' in English. 'The best hamburger I ever ate' would be 'la mejor hamburguesa que he comido nunca'.
'Embargo' can be used on its own, but 99% of the time it is used in the expression 'sin embargo,' to mean 'nevertheless' or 'however.' Sin embargo, the other 1% of the time it means the act of holding something back, whether that is a judicial embargo (hold) on someone's property pending the outcome of a case, a publication embargo on releasing a story before a specified date and time, or a politically motivated embargo on trade with another country.
'Aun' meaning 'even' ('aun si' ['even if'], 'aun así' ['even so'],…) was traditionally, pre-2010, written without an accent, while the 'still' meaning used to be written as 'aún.' Both are now written without an accent.
'Tampoco' implies negation ('not').
pues, ¿qué te digo? well, what can I say [to you]?
bailamos casi toda la noche we danced almost all night long ('all the night')
luego desayunamos juntos antes de regresar a la oficina then we ate breakfast together before going back to the office
él nunca sonríe he never smiles
sin embargo, me dice que sí está contento however, he tells me that he is happy
esta hamburguesa es mejor aun con tocino this hamburger is even better with bacon
se encontraron a través de un anuncio they found each other through an advertisement
vive junto con sus padres y su perro he lives together with his parents and his dog
a pesar de todo, su perro siempre lo quiere in spite of everything, his dog always loves him
tampoco he visto esa película I have not seen that movie either
Examples pronunciation: 0:50 (50s)
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